Ruskin on Anatomy

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Mister Ruskin, who is wrong on most things art, elects to downgrade the whole of art to appeal to the common man.  This is an attempt to place visual literacy as the same level of attainment of all art past or present.  Ruskin’s vision of naturalism largely propagates the idea that we draw what we see, this […]

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Myron Barnstone on Visual Literacy

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Myron Barnstone taught an apprenticeship type art school, known as ‘The Barnstone Studios’ in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley for over thirty-five years.  The core of his teaching revolved around the comprehension and creation of imagery or visual literacy.  Understanding visual literacy starts when you realize that no artist draws what they see, they interpret what they see into visual elements. […]

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The Holy Grail of Art Education

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‘Visual Literacy’ as a term or concept is not grasped my enough people in the educational arena. Art class unfortunately is viewed as a very narrow field of study and in many cases not even worthy of being part of a curriculum at all. It should, however, be viewed and an essential part of every […]

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